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Senate Panel OKs Excavation Notification Center Bill

A bill to establish a one-call notification center to provide notice of all excavation around underground utilities was sent on for a final Senate vote Tuesday, though the measure provides few details of how, or if, the center will be created.

Fire Damages Morgan’s Mango Restaurant

An early morning fire Tuesday heavily damaged Morgan’s Mango Restaurant in Cruz Bay. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Senate Begins Acting on Mapp Cabinet Nominees

A Senate committee on Monday sent three of Gov. Kenneth Mapp's cabinet nominations for votes in the next legislative session, resuming the confirmation process held up over pay increases.

DPNR Suspends Terminix Manager’s License

In a notice signed April 20, DPNR suspended the license of Terminix manager Jose Rivera for fumigating a unit at St. John’s Sirenusa condominiums with pesticide containing methyl bromide

Governor Announces Anti-Crime Plans

Surrounded by a variety of law enforcement officials on Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced plans for citizen protection during St. Thomas Carnival and beyond.

Faith Matters: Churches Offer Alternatives to Carnival

While throngs of people party in the streets each spring in the bacchanal that is Carnival on St. Thomas, hundreds of their neighbors slip quietly away to campsites, to churches and to missions, avoiding the Revel in favor of the Renewal.

DeJongh Pays More than $200,000 for Security Measures at His Home

Former Gov. John deJongh Jr. announced Saturday that he had paid to the Government of the Virgin Islands the sum of $202,831.60 for the security measures that remain at his home after he completed his term.

WTJX Premieres Documentary about Virgin Islanders in the 2013 Kentucky Derby

Despite competition from the opening of St. Thomas's Carnival Village on Friday night, a small but enthusiastic crowd of sports fans turned out for the premiere of WTJX's documentary "The Dream: The Road to the Kentucky Derby" at the Win Mill sports bar at Crown Bay Marina.

2015 Carnival Village Opening Honors Cleve “Grapo” Turnbull

With the stage framed by pieces of his original artwork and a line-up of gleaming Volkswagen bugs in the background, this year’s Carnival Village paid tribute to the many passions of honoree Cleve “Grapo” Turnbull.

Innovative Cable License Up For Review

The Public Services Commission is seeking comment on Innovative's cable television franchises on St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John, which are up for review and renewal.

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STT-STJ AG FAIR -- on St. Thomas, connecting farmers and the fruits of their labors with the
public. Bordeaux Farms Pavillion provided the venue, although the traditional host, University of the Virgin Islands, is eager for a reunion.
The AG FAIR is an opportunity for shoppers to pick up meats and veggies for the Thanksgiving table. Chef Ashley Allen staged a turkey carving demonstration, followed by a turkey tasting.
An appreciative crowd formed an audience for a dance troupe and tips on composting, plus a contest to see who could quickly light a coalpot.
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